Monday, September 26, 2016

Amite High School 1970 Delores Harrell Washington

Delores Harrell Washington was a graduate of the 1970 class of Amite High School in Amite, Louisiana. She is the youngest child born to Jasper Harrell, Sr. and Josephine Richardson Harrell. She was the first in their family to attend and graduate with a College Degree. Some of her other siblings obtained vocational trades.

She served as an educator in Baton Rouge Louisiana until she retired. 

Amite High School Class of 1970

Sitting: Left to Right- Rudy Boyd, Mary Mabry, Cheryl Williams, Diane Belvins, Jo Ann Williams, Searlette Brayeil, Connie Brooks, Standing: Left to Right- Alfred Battiste, Jerry Bulter, Clyde Smith, James Holden, J. W. Watkins, Johnny Duncan, Sponsors: Mr. Jones and Mr. Wall

Source: 1970 Amite High School Yearbook

Celebration of Life for Ella Victoria Fortenberry of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Ella Victoria Morris was born the youngest of three siblings to Annie Mae Pope-Morris and Rafort Morris on October 6, 1923 in Columbia, Mississippi, on Monday 22, 2012. Victoria grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. She worshipped at Butler's AME Zion church for over 50 years. 

Victoria 2 years early as Valedictorian or her high school class from Marion County Training School in Columbia, MS. She then went on to attend Alcorn A&M College where she earned her bachelors degree in English and Social Studies. She attended Southern University, Atlanta Unversity, and Southeastern Louisiana where she received her certification in Library Science.

During her year at Alcorn University she met and married Howard Fortenberry and to this union daughter, Delores was born. She later moved to Amite, LA where she married Lathan Lucien, Sr.

Victoria devoted her life to educating and mentoring others. She began her career in Picayune, MS and later moved to Louisiana where she taught at O.W.Dillon, West Side High School, Ponchatoula High, and Amite High. After her retirement in 1980, she taught an additional 12 years as an Adults Education Teacher at Amite High School. There were the years that were held dear to her heart. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mt. Cannan Missionary Baptist Church Deacon Board

Deacon Board of Mt. Cannan Missionary Baptist church. If anyone can name all the men in the pictures please do so.

Third man for the right; Dr. Percy L. Walker.
Second man from the left- Lindsey Vernon.

Also in this photograph is Shedrick Brooks, Robert Vernon and Leon Vernon, Sr.

Source: Luther Tolliver Facebook Page